John 20 – Re-surrection/creation

Notes from a sermon preached on 08.03.09 Peter and John & the Empty Tomb It doesn’t surprise me at all that when Mary found the stone in front of the tomb rolled away that she ran back to Peter and John. It was still dark. Who knows what was going on? If they’d learnt nothing … Continue reading John 20 – Re-surrection/creation

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John 18 – Jesus, Too Hot to Handle

Notes from a sermon preached on 22.02.09pm Following Jesus is like this… A man had a desperate desire to fly. He’d seen the Sun and the sky and wanted to feel the freedom of flying amidst the clouds, and to see the Sun closer for himself. Over time he gathered together feathers from the fowl … Continue reading John 18 – Jesus, Too Hot to Handle

John 16 – Our Joy Shall Be Complete

Notes from a sermon preached on the 08.02.09pm An Englishman, a Frenchman and a Russian were discussing happiness. “Happiness,” said the Englishman, “Is when you return home tired after work and find your slippers warming by the fire.” ”You English have no romance,” said the Frenchman. “Happiness is having dinner with a beautiful woman at … Continue reading John 16 – Our Joy Shall Be Complete

John 14 – Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God

Notes from a sermon preached on 25.01.09pm Context Jesus has just told his disciples that he is leaving them. They’re unsettled, worried. What are we going to do without him? What is going to happen to him? Where is he going? For John’s readers, no doubt these fears were echoed by his readers. There days … Continue reading John 14 – Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God

Visble Symbols of a God Unseen

In John 14:15-21 Jesus is with his friends sharing their last meal. Soon he would be arrested, tried on very dubious grounds, flogged and crucified. As they talked Jesus warned them that very soon he would be leaving them, but not to worry because he would send another like him to comfort them, to guide … Continue reading Visble Symbols of a God Unseen